Showcase 2014

Showcase 2014

The UWM Design Entrepreneur Showcase is in its third year with 31 students presenting creative and thoughtful products and services. Each year both Amy Decker and I are intrigued to see what kinds of issues our students are passionate about and for which they are driven to make a difference. Upon our students’ request, we added “Education” to our ongoing research themes of Water, Energy and Ecology.

Within these broad themes, students are exploring the topics of health and nutrition, financial planning, preparation for college, energy efficiency, support for victims of sexual assault, a politically informed, engaged and involved Wisconsin populace, bipolar disorder, learning through play, inspiring our youth to read, sustainable systems for composting to gardening, phone usage, and repurposing abandoned buildings.

Kim Beckmann, Associate Professor, Design & Visual Communication

Showcase Students Fall 2014
Design Entrepreneur Showcase 2014 group photo

DES 2014 Programming

DES Pitch Events

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 8:00-10:30 am
Betsy Rowbottom, Co-founder The Good Jobs
Ken Hanson, Co-Founder Hanson Dodge Creative

Wednesday 10 December 2014, 8:00-10:30 am
Jon Anne Willow, Consultant/Writer/Entrepreneur
Jeff Erickson, Creative Director BVK
Carlton Reeves, UW-Milwaukee Entrepreneur in Residence
James Hunter, UW-Milwaukee Entrepreneur in Residence

Wednesday 10 December 2014, 12:30-3:00 pm
Brian Thompson, President UW-Milwaukee Research Foundation
Chris Bishop, Creative Art Director DCI
Ilya Avdeev, Co-founder UW-Milwaukee Startup Challenge‚Äč
All pitch events are for students, faculty and judges only, and will be held at Kenilworth Square East, 3rd floor.

Keynote Address

Tuesday 9 December 2014, 6:00-8:00 pm
“Design + Innovation for a Sustainable Future” 7:00 pm
by LP/W Design Studios
Kenilworth Square East, 6th Floor
Free and open to the public.

Design Entrepreneur Showcase

Thursday 11 December 2014, 5:00-9:00 pm
Opening Remarks at 6:00 pm
Kenilworth Square East, 3rd Floor
Free and open to the public.